Last night’s premiere episode of ABC2′s Dumb, Drunk, and Racist certainly triggered a reaction on Twitter.
The show, in which Joe Hildebrand invites 4 Indians to check out Australia, was trending last night while the show was on air.
Lots of people liked the show, and lots used it as a reason to vent (most of which can’t be reprinted here).
The show is certainly an interesting premise, despite a few scenarios that feel like they are included as powderkeg scenes in front of rolling cameras. Last night one Indian rode in a ute through the streets of Lakemba festooned with anti-Muslim slogans.
Next week they travel to Cronulla and Villawood Detention Centre, before arriving in Melbourne with flak jackets and helmets a week later.
Aussies #dumbdrunkracist ? Yes, yes and yes. Im glad they’re addressing it.
Definitely going to have to catch this up on ABC iView. Which is a great service in general btw. #DumbDrunkRacist #AusTV
#dumbdrunkracist It’s not our role to see Australia through the eyes of an Indian. There role to see Aus through the eyes of an Australian
so I just watched @Joe_Hildebrand and #DumbDrunkRacist. I really don’t know what to think. Perhaps everyone is just an asshole deep down?
Credit to @ABC2 for showing #dumbdrunkracist – deliberately painful to watch. #gutsyTV
Did that bogan with the ute seriously think he was starting a conversation? #dumbdrunkracist
Joe ask the call centre worker if there’s anything to say so offensive it will stop them calling. I want 2 know what it is. #dumbdrunkracist
@Joe_Hildebrand great first EP of #DumbDrunkRacist.
Watched #dumbdrunkracist . @Joe_Hildebrand and his Indian entourage, very interesting. #ABCdocumentary @abcdocs
@Joe_Hildebrand thanks for an enlightening show. cringeworthy to watch, but if it leads to more dialogue I’m all for it. #dumbdrunkracist
Adam Peter Scott
I’m starting to think everyone on Twitter has taken #dumbdrunkracist as some sort of challenge.